Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Corporal Leo Macdonald

Born on 5 April 1893 in Ottawa, Ontario - brother of Wilfred Macdonald, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cabinet maker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 27 February 1915 (number 410930) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 9 or 10 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 10 June 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 13 July 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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